Skoda Auto, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, the second largest automaker in the world, has announced it sold 70,200 vehicles in February, up 4.6%.
The Czech automaker enjoys a healthy growth trend, with last months gains counting as the sixth consecutive month of improved sales – mostly due to the success of the new Octavia line.
“Skoda is continuing to perform well in 2014,” says Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “After the best January ever, we have also recorded significant growth in February. Our growth is proving to be stable: our sales have increased every month over the last six months. The response we have had from our customers proves that our new models have been very well received.”
The sustained growth is aided by a successful 2013, in which the automaker presented to the public eight new or refreshed models, with the situation reflecting to February’s sales – the brand enjoyed a sales jump in Europe of 16%, with the Octavia now up by around one third in Western and Central Europe.
While the Eastern Europe (including the not so well Russia) only saw sales increases of 3% to 8,900 cars, the Western Europe demand surged 13.2% to 28,900 vehicles and the Central Europe further jumped by 35.7% to 12,900 units.